In 1994, families and interested community members set about developing an agency that would offer the opportunity to have their family member with a disability living closer to home. In twenty years, Diversity South has evolved into a respected, dynamic provider of disability supports operating the length and breadth of the Peel Region in Western Australia.
Diversity South is a not for profit organisation funded by the Disability Services Commission. Other funds come from grants obtained from Lotterywest, PEACH (Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help), May Day, Helping Hands and Alcoa.
Independence and active citizenship are both prized and promoted across all programs. We aim to provide a rich and diverse range of opportunities for community participation and an improved quality of life for the people we support.
A dedicated team of support workers support and promote the dignity of the people we support to enhance their quality of life so they can live an ordinary life in their community, enabling each person’s independence to the best of their ability. This is at times not an easy task.
The Diversity South supervisory team led by the Executive Manager (Service), Lifestyle Manager and Community Manager support staff to create fulfilling lives for people with disability on a daily basis.
The Diversity South administration team consisting of the Finance Officers, Office Coordinator and Administration Officer are led by the Executive Manager (Business) to ensure the smooth running of all things financial and administrative.
Fundraising is an ongoing process for a not for profit organisation. In recent times we have raised funds to purchase items for our new homes in Wannanup, however, there is another side to fundraising at Diversity South. Staff and individuals put aside time to raise funds for other deserving causes, our Biggest Morning Tea has become legendary, raising considerable sums for cancer research. Bandana and Loud Shirt days are also favourites with staff and individuals. Diversity South sees all of the individuals we support as part of the community assisting others in whatever way they can.
There is always something to purchase which will, in some way, enhance the lives of individuals. If you would like to donate, we urge you to click on our Donate tab at the top of this page. Every single donation, no matter how small or large, will be used to assist individuals achieve their dreams.
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Here we are approaching the end of another year, where has 2016 gone?
Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM and Employee of the Year 2016 at the Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club in San Remo. The event was a wonderful morning with over 100 guests and our guest speaker Sabrina Hahn was a great hit with everyone. Congratulations to Harmeet Kaur who is Diversity South’s Employee of the Year 2016.
Earlier this year we purchased a new home and in recent weeks we have added another property to our Lifestyle (Accommodation) program. The home is located in Barragup and will open in early January 2017. To ensure each individual and member of the staff team in every home has the support they require, we also have 2 new Coordinators with both ladies having settled into their roles at Diversity South.
Throughout the Lifestyle program Diversity South supports 42 individuals. This will increase with the new home in Barragup and there will be four vacancies after January.
The NDIS state trials has been extended and instead of My Way is now known as NDIS WA in anticipation of a full roll out in the coming months. Diversity South are working within new parameters set down by the Disability Services Commission which mirror the NDIS WA and will assist our transition into the full NDIS in 2017.
After such a busy year we all need to sit back and relax over the festive season to prepare for whatever the world of disability brings us in 2017.
Thank you to everyone involved with Diversity South this past year; our individuals, families, staff and supporters, all of whom make the organisation strong and well placed for a great future. I would like to wish you a safe and happy festive season.
Chief Executive Officer